2018 Annual Meeting and Codes Conference

May 21 - 24, 2018

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

Registration will close Friday May 18, 2018 at 12:00 Noon Eastern.
We only have room for 12 walk-in registrations each day of the conference
Register NOW to Save Your Seat!

Download Flyer for all Conference Information, Pricing, and
Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

FAA's Annual Meeting and Codes Conference is one of the premier conferences of it's kind. We offer an engaging and informative program with formal and informal opportunities to build your professional network, allowing you to learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues from around the country and beyond. 

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing appreciates AFAA's mission and advocacy of smoke detection and fire alarm systems. The AFAA Board of directors has agreed to continue the 2017 pricing for the 2018 conference with no price increases.

There are many sponsorship opportunities available for the annual meeting. As a non-profit organization, we appreciate the support we receive for all of our events. Your commitment to our mission allows us to keep registration pricing to a minimum.

Social Events and Tours - For Attendee Spouses and Guests

AFAA will be hosting private daytime events for spouses and guests of conference attendees on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23. 

Please click here to view the schedule of private events.


Private Dinner Cruise

As part of this years annual meeting, we will be hosting an evening dinner cruise for all attendees and guests aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia.

CEU Credit for Engineers, NICET and Others

The AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference is recognized and accepted by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). 

The Registered Continuing Education Providers Program (RCEP) is a single comprehensive education management system for engineers, surveyors, design professionals and quality education providers. Managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies, the purpose of RCEP is to create a comprehensive registry of quality continuing education providers for engineers and related A/E/C industry professionals.


NICET and other organizations accept AFAA certificates of training and Annual Meeting participation for CEUs. Please check with your provider to verify CEU approval.

Attendee Pricing

AFAA Members - $600 
Register 2 or more members and save 10% off the total cost

NON – AFAA Members - $800 
Register 2 or more people and save 10% off the total cost
(Registration includes a free one year AFAA individual membership)

Past Chair / President- $0

Past Person of the Year - $0

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient or Member Emeritus - $0

Spouses and Family Program - $199

Single day pass Tuesday, Wednesday - $350 per day

Single day pass Thursday - $250



Registration will close Friday May 18, 2018 at 12:00 Noon Eastern.

We only have room for 12 walk-in registrations each day of the conference

Register NOW to Save Your Seat!


Exhibitor Opportunities 

For this year’s conference we have many sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available. Not only do our sponsors get their logos out in front of the attendees, these logos are also recognized throughout the year via our website and publications.  

Our electronic distribution reaches over 40,000 fire protection and fire code professionals worldwide.

Exhibitor Hours - Tuesday, May 22
Lunch with the Exhibitors 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Cocktails and Reception with Exhibitors 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Each exhibiting company will receive one free complementary (full) conference registration. Each additional staff person will be billed at $299 ea.

One table and Basic electric (one outlet) will be provided for each exhibit space purchased. Once company per space please.

Discounts begin at 6 tables, please contact us at admin@afaa.org for more information.

If you would like to exhibit, please complete this Exhibitor Form and e-mail it to admin@afaa.org – or sign up directly online by clicking the button below.

The cost per 6’ tabletop display: $1200.


AFAA Club 72 Members - The cost per 6’ tabletop display: $750.



Sponsorship Opportunities

We have many sponsorship's available. 
Please click the sponsorship button below for more information.



Hotel Information

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone (215) 521-6500

Contact the hotel to make a reservation.



Cancellation Policy - Due to hotel and other contractual obligations, NO cancellations or refunds will be accepted within 60 days of the conference start date regardless of the registration date.

Registrations are transferable to other people. All cancellations must be in writing and acknowledged (E-Mail or postal service) within the time frame established for the conference. A no-show at the conference constitutes a cancellation within the 60 days prior to the event, and the registered attendee will be responsible for the registration, and any applicable hotels fees. Registering for conference signifies agreement with these and all Conference Rules, Cancellation Policy, and Terms & Conditions

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